Say that three times fast. It sounds like… something else.

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Exciting right?! Hmmm… maybe not.

 

So.

 

I think you should slice some peppers. Red, green, yellow, orange… you know, that sort of thing. Purple if you have them. Saute them in some olive oil. Because what good would they be if you didn’t? Really. They will get soft and sweet and juicy.

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Marinate some chicken. Overnight is best. Two hours is acceptable. 30 minutes is doable and what usually happens because who thinks 24 hours in advance about chicken? Not I.

 

Combine them in a skillet. Or a pan. Whatever you want to call it. The only thing that matters is that there is only one of them. One skillet. Easy and stupidly simple. Peppers, chicken, peanuts. Sear, bake, eat.

 

I’m pretty sure we just cooked dinner together. That was fun. High five.

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There are all sorts of crazy delicious things going on in this skillet. Crispy, seared chicken and crunchy peanuts and caramelized peppers. I’m in it for the marinade. And the nuts.

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Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts

serves 3-4

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I used large ones)

1 each: red, green, yellow pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

chicken marinade ingredients:

1/3 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4 cup sherry wine

1-2 tablespoons brown sugar

3 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

2-24 hours beforehand, combined marinade ingredients in a baking dish. I always tenderize my chicken with a meat mallet, but it isn’t necessary. Add chicken to the marinade and let marinate for 2-24 hours, turning occasionally to coat. I always let me chicken sit at room temperature in the marinade for 30 minutes before cooking.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

When ready to cook, heat an oven-safe (I used cast iron) skillet on medium heat. Slice green, red and yellow peppers. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to skillet and add peppers with a pinch of salt, reserving a few pepper slices. Stir and cook for 5 minutes. Push peppers to the side and turn heat up to medium high. Add chicken breasts and sear on each side until brown and crispy, about 5 minutes. After the second side has seared, top the chicken with reserved pepper slices and add the entire skillet to the oven uncovered. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from over and immediately top with peanuts. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Serve with brown rice.

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Things will be more exciting tomorrow. Less peppery. More buttery.

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105 Responses to “Skillet Chicken with Peppers and Peanuts.”

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    Christina — May 25, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    This looks awesome and going on my list of yet another one of your recipes to try. Tonight we’re having your crispy honey chicken. :)

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

      Hope you loved it!

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    brittany — May 25, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

    I know I’ve said this before…and you don’t even know me so really it may not matter. Ha. But I seriously dig your writing style. You my dear are h-i-larious. And I mean that!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

      Thank you so much Brittany! That means so much to me.

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    Cara — May 25, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Yummy!!!! And the list of things to make when I get home, is getting even longer!

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    Cookin' Canuck — May 25, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    What gorgeous colors in this recipe. The peanuts top this off perfectly!

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    marla — May 25, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

    A simple & fabulous recipe Jessica. I am all about those peanuts!

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    Serena — May 25, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

    Peppers are beautiful. I love them.

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    Connie the cookie monster — May 25, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    i love peanuts in my main dishes! indonesian and thai food always has peanuts i love love love that! im totally gonna try thsi soon!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — May 25, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    beautiful!! And who in the world actually thinks to marinate chicken in advance? I can’t even remember to defrost the chicken I’ve stored in the freezer!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:35 pm

      Seriously! Me either.

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    Lisa — May 25, 2011 @ 10:24 pm

    hhahha your last sentence has me excited for what tomorow brings. anything with butter has to be good ;)

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    Carol — May 25, 2011 @ 10:36 pm

    I tried this tonight and really enjoyed it. Thanks for helping with something new for chicken that is also tasty!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

      SO glad you enjoyed it Carol! Have a great night. :)

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    Ann — May 25, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    It looks like you and I are on the same mission – healthy life, delicious cooking! I love it!….subscribing!

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      Thank you Ann!

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    Sophie — May 25, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    making this right now! I added onions. (mostly because I can’t really live without them.) yum-tastic.

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      Enjoy. :)

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    Angela — May 25, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    This was delicious, thank you!!! I changed it a bit and did more of a traditional stir fry (also added onions, but forgot mushrooms) ….. Hubby even said that we should make this again.

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    • Jessica — May 25th, 2011 @ 10:55 pm

      I am glad you liked it!

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    Allie — May 26, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    I could eat sauteed peppers on practically anything! I love how vibrant they look all together. I wonder how this dish would taste with a little peanut butter sauce?!

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    Lucy @ Lucy eats — May 26, 2011 @ 4:26 am

    Yum, I love how much colour peppers can add to a dish. The taste so much better when sauteed too..

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    Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} — May 26, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    The peppers are so colorful in the recipe. I love everything about it! Anything with peanuts and I’m totally there! Have a great day! :)

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    Allison — May 26, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    This looks so good. The peanuts had me sold though. They make the best topping for chicken!

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    Andrea M — May 26, 2011 @ 12:13 pm

    mmm that looks great!…and you are so right…it sounds JUST like that. haha i laughed like a 12 year old boy. it’s fine.

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    • Jessica — May 26th, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

      Hahaha. :)

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    Paula at Dishing The Divine — May 26, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Making dinner together was so fun and easy. Sadly, there are no leftovers here for me to eat. Let’s do this again, but you come to my house this time, okay? :)

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    Shoshana — May 26, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Made this yesterday and today with some slight variation. Didn’t have sherry so left that out, only had fresh ginger, used pre-cooked chicken breasts so didn’t bake, and added some carrots and broccoli. It was so simple and delicious, and reminded me that good meals are often the simplest and easiest! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Jessica — May 26th, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Ali — May 26, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    yeah, the way my kid says “peanuts” it sounds like something else. ;o) This looks all kinds of delicious though, silliness aside.

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    Jaymi — May 31, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    This was so yummy! Simple but so good. Last minute I realized I didn’t have any rice. Whuh? I always have rice. I made whole wheat spaghetti noodles instead and it was delicious. It was a big hit. Thank you Jessica. :)

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    Coco200066 — May 31, 2011 @ 11:12 pm

    Yummy……this looks great, thanks for posting.

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    Gina (Yogattude) — June 3, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

    Beautiful photos!

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    Elle — June 8, 2011 @ 3:05 pm

    Nice and colorful-i love peppers!

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    Lisa @ www.bakedinmaine.com — June 13, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!! I love chicken and peanuts together ;-)

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    Lisa Anderson — October 8, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Made this tonight – great, easy meal. Even my son loved it.

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